“One morning in spring training, 2017, he was in the coaches’ room looking at his cell phone text messages. Ichiro told the coaches about one message he had just received from a number he didn’t recognize. The guy said he’d gotten Ichiro’s number from Alex Rodriguez, and that he wanted to come meet him and study his stretching system.
‘What’s the guy’s name?’ asked one of the coaches.
Ichiro strolled to the end of the text. ‘Some guy named Tom Brady. Who the f— is Tom Brady?'”